Manchester City vs Leicester City prediction comes before round 16 of the English Premier League. This game will be played on Saturday, December 21, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, you will find the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two in-form teams.
Manchester City vs Leicester City Betting Tips
Both teams are still in the competition for the Premier League trophy, although it does seem unlikely that anyone can stop Liverpool. At the moment, the Reds have 10 points more than the Foxes and 14 more than the Sky Blues. What this practically means is that Manchester City and Leicester City are going to compete for second place in the table. Bookies are siding by Leicester to win scoring one goal with odds of 9/4, and two goals with 5/6, according to betting tips site freebets.co.uk.
Right now, Leicester City are 4 points ahead of Manchester City, meaning that even if they lose at the Etihad, they are not going to drop to the 3rd place. Unfortunately for the Foxes, they have some pretty tough matches coming up, not just the duel with City. On Boxing day, they’re playing the table leaders Liverpool.
But, if Leicester could snatch at least one point on Saturday evening, it would get them one giant step closer to securing second place. And if they managed to beat Manchester City this weekend, they would remain in the title race. In fact, a win over the reigning Premier League champions would give them a lot of confidence ahead of the home game with Liverpool.
Leicester City is the underdog in this game, but that doesn’t mean they’re incapable of causing an upset. First of all, the Foxes have been in a fantastic form, despite playing a draw with Norwich last weekend. Before that match, they won 9 games in a row!
Another thing going in favor of Leicester City is that they seem to be doing great when playing against attacking-minded teams. The Foxes love to defend and look for their chances from counter-attacks, which isn’t surprising knowing that they have the super-pacey Jamie Vardy in the team. Speaking of the devil, Vardy is currently the top scorer in the Premier League.
And he definitely looks capable of finding the net on Saturday, not only because of his brilliant form, but also because of the defensive problems Manchester City are having. Since the 29th of October, Manchester City have allowed at least a goal in all games but one. And the one in which they kept a clean sheet was last weekend’s game with manager-less Arsenal.
Our Manchester City vs Leicester City prediction: BTS
Manchester City vs Leicester City correct score prediction: 1:2
Manchester City Form and Latest News
In their previous four Premier League matches, Manchester City won a total of 7 points. They lost to their city rivals and played a draw with Newcastle. Still, it seems they’re back in a good form after an impressive display of attacking power in the clash with Arsenal, although the Gunners have been really poor in that game.
What’s got to worry about them is the fact that they have serious problems at the back. Their arguably best defender Laporte has been injured for a while now, while Stones has recently picked a minor injury. He will probably play, but he’s definitely not 100% fit. And even if he were fit, Vardy would still be able to blow him away.
Leicester City Form and Latest News
This season, Leicester City are yet to allow more than one goal in a Premier League match. They are the best team in the league when defense is concerned, with only 11 goals allowed. In comparison, Man City have allowed 19 in 17 rounds.
Manchester City vs Leicester City Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Fernandinho, Walker, Mendy – Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne – Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus
Leicester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Fernandinho, Walker, Mendy – Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne – Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus
Other Manchester City vs Leicester City betting tips:
Jamie Vardy to score anytime @3.00
Leicester City @8.10
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